Tag: Middle East Christians

USCRIF report depicts Iran’s misinformation campaign against Christians

The report reveals that the Iranian government uses fabricated claims of national security as grounds for prosecuting Christians.

Lebanese Archbishop detained and interrogated

While travelling, he visited the Lebanese Christian Maronite community, many of whom are refugees from the 1975-1990 civil war.

Christian properties are under threat across northeastern Syria

According to the Assyrian Democratic Organization, 20,000 of the formerly 22,000 Syriac Assyrians in the country have emigrated.

Iran continues its crackdown on house churches

Though Iran recognizes Christianity as a minority faith , authorities do not recognize Christian converts.

The persecution of Iraqi Christians continues

The 18,000 school-aged Iraqi refugee children in Jordan face a myriad of barriers to school attendance.

USCIRF hearing addresses the lack of religious freedom in Syria

Islamic groups of various kinds threaten the safety and stability of war-torn Syria

Religious leaders renew commitment to Islamic State victims in Iraq

Leaders of the Chaldean Catholic church joined 40 other religious figures from Kakai, Shia, Sunni and Yazidi communities.

The war in Yemen put Christians of the region at risk

2022 has seen a dramatic escalation in military operations in Yemen and the surrounding region.

Middle East’s largest Armenian church has reopened in Turkey

The church’s foundation submitted a request to the government to appoint a permanent clergyman to the church.

Iranian Christians sentenced to ten years in jail

Abbas and Maryam were fined $2000 USD each and also face two-year international travel bans.